Trainer Steve Margolis is expected to enter Ebbed in the G3, $200,000 Lecomte Stakes — a qualifying race for the Kentucky Derby — at the Fair Grounds on Jan. 13

Ebben has been doing well,” Margolis said. “He worked :59 and 1 (on Saturday Dec. 30). We’ll work him a half-mile next weekend and get Corey (Lanerie) to ride him. He loved the way he worked so all is good. We got a little break after the allowance (at Churchill Downs on Nov.25) and it’s been about six or seven weeks so it’s perfect timing for him. We’re ready to go.”

She ran hard,” said Walker Hancock, president of Claiborne Farm, co-owner of runner-up Lull: It’s a little disappointing. But look, we finished second in a nice race, so we can’t be too upset.”

Walker Hancock, Owner of runner-up Lull, who won the race a year ago